Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche is the executive editor of Providence. For the 2020-2021 academic year, he will be a fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy.From the summer of 2018 to fall of 2020, was the McDonald Research Scholar at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life at Christ Church, Oxford University.

Prior to these roles, he completed doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he worked under the supervision of the political theorist and public intellectual Jean Bethke Elshtain, until her death in August, 2013. His first book, The Good Kill: Just War & Moral Injury, will be published in early 2021 by Oxford University Press. James Turner Johnson: Just War Historian, co-edited with Eric Patterson, examines the professional life of Jim Johnson and will be released this fall by Stone Tower Press. Currently, he is finalizing Moral Horror: A Just War Defense of Hiroshima. Before all this academic stuff, Marc spent twelve years doing a variety of things in Central Europe—ranging from helping build sport and recreational leagues in post-communist communities, to working at a Christian study and research center, to leading seminars on history and ethics onsite at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Poland. This latter experience allowed him to continue his undergraduate study of the Shoah; a process which helped permanently inoculate him against pacifism.

Marc lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and children–and a marmota monax whistlepigging under the shed.

Christian Reflection on Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75th Anniversary

Next month is the 75th anniversary of the US atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In recognition of the event,…

Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline
Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline

In the sixth episode of Marksism series on June 26, 2020, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche speak…

Marksism | Episode 5: A Discussion on Holland’s Dominion and More

In the fifth episode of the weekly series of Marksism, Mark Tooley and Marc LiVecche discuss British historian Tom Holland’s…

Racism in America from a Christian Perspective: A Conversation with Derryck Green, Part 2

Here is the second part of Marc LiVecche’s talk with Derryck Green. To watch the first part, click here. Christian…

Marksism | Episode 4: Hope vs. Despair, Race Relations, Ongoing COVID-19, and More

In the fourth episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche begin by…

Racism, Christianity, and Black Lives Matter: A Conversation with Derryck Green, Part 1

Christian realism argues that the right to political sovereignty rests not on simply wielding power in a geographically defined area,…

Marksism | Episode 3: George Floyd, Protests, and More

In the third episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche discuss the…

Restraint and Resolve: Christian Realism and the Requirements of Courage - George Floyd - Just War Tradition
Restraint and Resolve: Christian Realism and the Requirements of Courage

Through a Christian realist lens, the police officer’s mission closely corresponds to the just war tradition’s aim of promoting order, justice, and peace. Marc LiVecche reviews how the police failed in the killing of George Floyd.

Ministers of Justice

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years…

Marksism | Episode 1: R.R. Reno, Nuclear Weapons, and More
Marksism | Episode 1: R.R. Reno, Nuclear Weapons, and More

In the first episode of what will be a weekly series, the three Providence editors—Mark Tooley (editor), Mark Melton (managing…